Image And The Hero Initiative Bring Us Seasonal Variants This Winter

by Olly MacNamee

One again Image Comics are teaming up with the Hero Initiative non-profit, which helps fund comic book creators in medical and financial need, for another charitable initiative. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised by these Hero Initiative variant covers will go toward supporting the non-profit. This time, the covers have a very seasonal theme to them as they celebrate the Holiday season.

They’ve just released the first 13 covers of this new campaign and we wanted to share them with you so, if you are following a particular Image series, you can order your variant cover now and not miss out on supporting this cause. They’ll be rolled out over December, with FOC in November, so you’ve got time.

Series featuring Hero Initiative variant covers will highlight the artistic contributions of: Andrei Bressan and Adriano Lucas, Ryan Browne, Andy Suriano, Howard Chaykin, Ray Fawkes, Manda Schank, Jacopo Camagni, Danny Luckert, Marcelo Costa, Benjamin Roman, Raffaele Ienco, Dennis Culver, Lee Garbett, Brandon Graham, John McCrea, and Jeff Lemire.

Available in stores on Wednesday, December 5th (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, November 12th):

  • THE LAST SIEGE #7 by Landry Q. Walker & Justin Greenwood, Cover B by Andy Suriano
  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #40 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, Cover C by Ray Fawkes
  • BLACKBIRD #3 by Sam Humphries & Jen Bartel, Cover C by Manda Schank
  • UNNATURAL #5 by Mirka Andolfo, Cover C by Jacopo Camagni
  • SELF/MADE #1 by Mat Groom & Eduardo Ferigato, Cover B by Marcelo Costa
  • THE FREEZE #1 by Dan Wickline & Phillip Sevy, Cover B by Raffaele Ienco
  • DEAD RABBIT #3 by Gerry Duggan & John McCrea, Cover C by McCrea
Available in stores on Wednesday, December 12th (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, November 19th):
  • BIRTHRIGHT #34 by Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan & Adriano Lucas, Cover B by Bressan & Lucas
  • HEY KIDS! COMICS! #5 by Howard Chaykin, Cover B by Chaykin
  • AUNTIE AGATHA’S HOME FOR WAYWARD RABBITS by Keith Giffen & Benjamin Roman, Cover B by Roman
  • SKYWARD #9 by Joe Henderson & Lee Garbett, Cover B by Garbett
Available in stores on Wednesday, December 19th (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, November 26th):
  • CURSE WORDS #19 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, Cover C by Browne
  • REGRESSION #14 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, Cover B by Luckert
  • BURNOUTS #4 by by Dennis Culver & Geoffo, Cover C by Culver
  • GIDEON FALLS #9 by Jeff Lemire & Andrea Sorrentino, Cover C by Lemire
  • RUMBLE #10 by John Arcudi & David Rubín, Cover C by Brandon Graham

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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